Climate change

Harnessing Her Power – Part 2

October 20, 2009 / No Comments

If you remember in Part 1, I set the table and server up the hors d'oeuvres, appetizer plates, and salads of harnessing Herricanes (If you don’t remember, STOP!  Go back and read Part 1 before continuing).  Now I will serve up heaps of real meat and continue the anger management presentation.

CIA Opens Center on Climate Change and National Security

October 7, 2009 / 1 Comment

Late last month, the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) announced that it is opening a Center on Climate Change and National Security. The Center will focus on the national security impact of phenomena such as desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts, and heightened competition for natural resources. It will provide support to American policymakers as they negotiate, implement, and verify ...

Poor Cow – Part 2

October 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6631" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cow gang in the morning"][/caption] The article mentioned in part one, suggests you not eat meat in an attempt to reduce the greenhouse gas (methane) caused by cows.  I propose that human emissions of methane could eclipse that of the cows raised for meat if we follow that advice and limit our intake to non-meat food.

Poor Cow – Part 1

October 5, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6605" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cows and wind turbines"][/caption] I came across an interesting article on combating global warming.  Aside from a picture of a cow with a gas-mask device to capture cow belches, another picture (see after the jump) shows another methane capture device.  Intended to capture cow farts, I can just feel sorry for the cow.  That hose feeding the ...

Mediterranean Tourism Could Bear the Brunt of Climate Change

October 1, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6556" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Sea Caves in Cyprus"][/caption] As climate change forces temperatures up, tourism in the Mediterranean may be deeply affected. The Mediterranean basin attracts nearly 20% of the world's tourists every year, but with increasing temperatures, visitors may begin to avoid the region during summers.

Nature Conservancy Launches Web Campaign to Educate and Inspire Action About Climate Change

September 27, 2009 / No Comments

Did you know that the carbon emissions caused by deforestation are greater than those caused by the entire global transportation sector? The Nature Conservancy wants to equip you with facts like this so you can start thinking about the solutions that nature holds for slowing carbon emissions and dealing with the effects of climate change. In fact, last week, the Nature ...

Six Flags Under Water due to Flooding in Atlanta

September 22, 2009 / 2 Comments

[caption id="attachment_6451" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Six Flags Amusement Park Under Water"][/caption] The Six Flags amusement park has gone waterlogged as the flood situation in Atlanta, Georgia worsens, even parts of the roller coaster at the park have gone beneath the murky flood water. The Atlanta flooding is presenting a grim picture as the death toll has risen to 7, amongst these was a ...

Hotel Chain Marriott Joins Team Earth

September 21, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6418" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Marriott Hotel in San Diego"][/caption] Team Earth is a worldwide sustainability movement for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals looking to address five critical environmental issues like climate change, water, health, waste and food. The latest to adhere to the sustainable world vision, hotel chain Marriott has just announced that they are trying to prove their greenness by ...

Green Olympiad 2009, TERI International Environment Quiz Programme

September 11, 2009 / 12 Comments

The Green Olympiad 2009, Teri quiz an international environment quiz programme will begin in India from Sept 12 ,2009. The Energy and Resources Institute , TERI in association with the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests  organizes Green Olympiad every year. Students  from class 8th to class 10th from any country in the world are eligible to participate in Green Olympiad ...

Impact of Amended Climate Bill on US Farms ‘Tolerable’

July 30, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6128" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Thousands of 1ft tall people call for climate action - Edinburgh, Scotland"][/caption] The impact of the amended legislation on climate change on farms and ranches in the United States will be “bearable” – partly owing to the opportunity to earn money for controlling greenhouse-gases.  Collin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said in a speech at ...